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    July 11, 2019

    Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

     

    No one believes they will be the ones to leave their child in a hot car, but every year the parents of 37 children are wrong. Forgetting a child, not locking your car doors, getting distracted can happen to the best parents. It’s the responsibility of all mom, dads and caregivers to learn about the dangers of heat stroke and develop safety routines. 

     

    The Danger of Heat

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  • June 07, 2019

    THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HEALTH SYSTEM ST. FRANCIS CAMPUS AND TALLGRASS SURGICAL CENTER CLOSE TRANSACTION

    TOPEKA, Kansas (June 7, 2019) – The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus (St. Francis Campus) and Tallgrass Surgical Center have completed the transaction for the hospital’s acquisition of the surgery center.

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    May 23, 2019

    Spring Has Arrived: What You Need to Know About Allergies and Asthma

    As we transition from spring to summer, the change in seasons can prove to be difficult for individuals with allergies and asthma. With a plethora of things blooming and constant fluctuation in the temperatures, there are some not-so-welcome things in the air for anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies. These things can also impact individuals with asthma, especially if they also have allergies. Common cold viruses can also be prominent during this time of year, causing even more complications.

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    April 30, 2019

    A Breakdown of Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease where cells responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical messenger associated with movement, die off in the substantia nigra region of the brain.

    Parkinson’s disease has become increasingly more prevalent in the United States, with approximately one million Americans currently living with the disease. On average, by age 85, one in 32 persons will have developed Parkinson’s disease.

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    March 25, 2019

    Concussion Management at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus

    Approximately three million sports-related concussions occur each year in the United States. Due to the complexity of concussions and the wide range of outcomes that can occur, it’s crucial to manage concussions until complete recovery.

    Dr. Peter Loo, sports medicine physician at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, tells us how the concussion management program provides a continuum of care for patients.

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    March 04, 2019

    Cervical Health, HPV and Screenings: The Guidelines

    Over the past 40 years, there has been a significant decrease in the amount of women who have been diagnosed with or passed away from cervical cancer. This decrease is largely due in part to the regular Pap tests women are undergoing that can find precancerous cells and other cervical issues.

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    February 27, 2019

    Understanding Heart Attack Symptoms

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart attack symptoms can vary depending on age, gender and medical history. It’s important to know your signs and seek immediate medical care if you’re experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack.

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    January 29, 2019

    Steps to Take to Prevent Birth Defects

    More than 120,000 babies are born each year with some type of birth defect. Birth defects most often form in the early part of pregnancy – the first trimester and early second trimester – when the major body systems and organs are forming.

    To learn more about different types of birth defects and steps expectant mothers can take to prevent birth defects, we spoke with Dr. Laura Tate, OB/GYN at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.

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    January 21, 2019

    How To Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight

    Maintaining a healthy weight can be one of the more challenging aspects of health, especially for individuals with chronic obesity. In Kansas alone, more than 32 percent of adults are obese. Even with such high percentage of the population living with this disease, there are many steps that individuals can take to get on a path to better health and weight loss. Dr. Lisa Goularte, board-certified obesity medicine specialist at The University of Kansas Health System St.

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  • January 15, 2019

    LOA Signed to Acquire Tallgrass Surgical Center

    TOPEKA, Kansas (January 15, 2019) – The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus (St. Francis Campus) and Tallgrass Surgical Center announced today that they have signed a letter of agreement for the hospital to acquire the surgery center.

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